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Delicious Donut Lariat

May 1, 2009
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Designer: Katie Hacker
Published: May 1, 2009
Technique: Circular Peyote Stitch, Stringing

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The leafy tendrils on the etched-shell donut were the inspiration for this long, lean design. Learn to create a simple peyote bail with matte hematite size 11 seed beads and how to turn a donut into a focal clasp. The finished necklace is 25" (adjustable).

Designer tip: For faster stringing of this multistrand necklace, use a seed-bead spinning tool and curved big-eye needle when working the strands. To wear the lariat, place the donut at the base of your neck with the seed-bead “vines” hanging downward in the front.

This is a companion project to Katie's Beading Secrets in the June/July 2009 issue of Beadwork. In every issue, designer and author Katie Hacker presents the newest beading products and tips on how to use materials in unconventional ways. Katie also presents “Beading Lessons” on each episode of the public television show Beads, Baubles & Jewels and is the author of many beading books, including Hip to Bead.

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jenn.suz.hoy wrote
on May 1, 2009 12:34 PM
Says PDF is damaged and will not open on download. Anyone else with this problem? Lovely necklace!
MarciaE@3 wrote
on May 1, 2009 12:42 PM
Yeah, I can't open it either - but I'd really LIKE to! Help!!
Linda@639 wrote
on May 1, 2009 12:48 PM
I was able to open and save the PDF with no errors.
jenn.suz.hoy wrote
on May 1, 2009 2:14 PM
@DaniLee - Thank you, your solution worked perfectly.
MelindaB@14 wrote
on May 1, 2009 2:28 PM
I use FireFox and have not had any problems downloading PDFs from Beading Daily. This one worked just fine also. Have a great weekend!
SueS@96 wrote
on May 1, 2009 9:35 PM
Just opened it and saved a copy without any difficulty and...I use Mozilla Firefox. This pattern gives me great ideas for my boro big hole pendants that I make. Thanks. Sue
LindaH@173 wrote
on May 2, 2009 2:52 AM
Hi: I got an error message when I tried to open this file, but when I saved it to my computer and opened worked just fine.
TubaishiR wrote
on May 5, 2009 8:46 AM
it looks sooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diane@6 wrote
on Jun 8, 2009 2:12 AM
I am thinking of making it longer and making it into a belt. Don't know if I want to go with larger beads or more strands . . . but it would have to fit through the hole in the donut.
Merita3 wrote
on Jun 27, 2009 1:01 PM
Worked fine for me, no problem.
EshoA wrote
on Oct 4, 2009 2:53 PM
Hi there,can someone tell me how to finish the ends of the lariat necklace without using crimps.